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Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea to Become the World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

President Obama is set to once again make America home to the world’s largest marine protected area by announcing today his intention to nearly quadruple the size of Papahānaumokuākea (pronounced “Papa-ha-now-mow-koo-ah-kay-ah”) Marine National Monument in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. The new monument will encompass 582,578 square miles (more than double the size of the state of Texas), with the majority of it being underwater....read more

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